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Weekly Naruto: Chapter 498

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Most heroes sometime in their lives have to fight their inner demons, and right now it’s Naruto’s turn. However, his inner demon is a little bit more tangible than others, and is putting up a good fight. The last we saw of Naruto, he was being consumed by the Nine Tailed Fox’s chakara, but suddenly stopped thanks to the arrival of Naruto’s mother.
 


The Good

This chapter was great, it really made me feel happy for Naruto and want to give my own mother a hug. Yes, Naruto finally gets to meet his mother, and we get to meet her as well. My first impression is that she is a combination between Naruto and Sakura, almost as if she was the child of Naruto and Sakura. Either way we get to know a little bit about her past, and how she met her husband Minato. Her first day of school mirrors Naruto’s by introducing herself as the next Hokage, and the same with his father as well.

She was born with a special chakara that other ninja clans desire, which now is helping Naruto fight off the fox. I guess I should also note that this special chakara caused her to be kidnapped, which in turn made Minato and her fall in love; so in essence this chakara also brought Naruto into existence as well. Finally we get to see the reason why Naruto is the orange ninja, because he is the product of the Yellow Flash and the Bloody Habanero.

The Bad

I can’t say anything was bad within this chapter, other than it seemed like Naruto was flirting with his mother, but that could just be me.

The Verdict 5/5

Seeing Naruto truly happy to see his mother was quite touching. In fact he hasn’t been this happy in a long time; this is by far truly better than seeing emo Naruto. Now that we met his mother, I wonder if we will finally have a flashback on what exactly happened the night the Nine Tails attacked the village and ended up inside Naruto.
Dream moderator on June 12, 2010 at 11:01 a.m.
That panel of the Kyubi on top makes it look like a reject rabbit from hell.
GodLen staff on June 12, 2010 at 11:13 a.m.
@Dream: yeah, i always wondered why his ears are so big. 
KiraIsLon June 12, 2010 at 3:36 p.m.
Naruto seemed to be flirting... was creepy.
Kelleth moderator on June 12, 2010 at 3:56 p.m.
This was cute but it seemed to short IMO,
ninjadude853on June 12, 2010 at 4:27 p.m.
this chapter was adorable
D34dM4non June 13, 2010 at 7:32 a.m.
its not just u GodLen. Naruto was hitting on his mom, and that was a little weird. i expect a lot of fanfic based on this. but this was a great chapter. and its great to meet Naruto's mother. she seems like an entirely different person from the first time we saw her, tho. when she was pregnant with Naruto in Jiraiya's flashback, she seemed like a much calmer person, but now she is very much like Naruto and Sakura. Hope this isn't the last we see of her
sickVisionz moderator on June 13, 2010 at 8:47 a.m.
I thought this chapter would be a boring sobfest but it was pretty interesting.  Naruto's mom seems really chill and down to Earth.  This is my favorite Naruto focused chapter that wasn't a fight in at least a year.
Naruto79on June 13, 2010 at 8:53 a.m.
Very nice issue... STRAIGHT FILLER though!!!
Catolfon June 13, 2010 at 8:53 a.m.
Good chapter, I've stopped reading naruto a while ago so it was nice to see something refreshing in the manga. I really liked Naruto's mother..
 
And I'm confused on how you all think he's hitting on her? He was complimenting her and reflecting upon himself, and calling your mom pretty isn't you hitting on her, it's paying her a kindness that she deserves.
Bellumon June 14, 2010 at 9:51 a.m.

Didn't seem like he was flirting at all, imo, but he was oddly familiar concidering he's never met her before. But that's Naruto for you.
Sorashaon June 14, 2010 at 4:42 p.m.
I shed some incredibly unmanly tears. And I'm damn proud of that :'D
TheManipulateron July 1, 2010 at 3:19 p.m.
@D34dM4n said:
" its not just u GodLen. Naruto was hitting on his mom, and that was a little weird. i expect a lot of fanfic based on this. but this was a great chapter. and its great to meet Naruto's mother. she seems like an entirely different person from the first time we saw her, tho. when she was pregnant with Naruto in Jiraiya's flashback, she seemed like a much calmer person, but now she is very much like Naruto and Sakura. Hope this isn't the last we see of her "
You thought he was hitting on his mom? i diddnt get that vibe
D34dM4non July 1, 2010 at 3:29 p.m.
@TheManipulater: he was little bit (i think), and it was a little creepy
TheManipulateron July 1, 2010 at 3:32 p.m.
@D34dM4n said:
" @TheManipulater: he was little bit (i think), and it was a little creepy "
yea i there is about to be a new pairing

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